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Aphelonema simplex - No Common Name



© Kyle Kittelberger- male

© Kyle Kittelberger- male, top view

© Kyle Kittelberger- female

© Kyle Kittelberger- female, top view
Taxonomy
Family: CALISCELIDAE
Identification
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Description: A sexually dimorphic species, with the males reddish in color and the females, slightly larger, a tan to light brown color. The very short, flat head is very distinctive; the front of the head is circular in shape. (UDEL)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Distribution: Across the United States, as far west as the Rocky Mountains; also Canada (UDEL)
Abundance: This species can be locally abundant; it is primarily coastal in the state, having been recorded from several counties in the Coastal Plain.
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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Coastal marshes, cordgrass habitat
Plant Associates: Spartina patens (cordgrass, Poaceae) (UDEL)
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Status: Native
Global and State Rank: GNR [G4G5] [S3S4]
See also Habitat Account for Salt and Brackish Marshes

Species Photo Gallery for Aphelonema simplex No Common Name

Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Paul Scharf
New Hanover Co.
Comment: marsh grass: black needlerush, spartina, etc.
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat
Photo by: Kyle Kittelberger, Paul Scharf
Beaufort Co.
Comment: coastal, mostly cordgrass habitat